I debated on sharing this story but since I feel my blogging is a bit of a diary about my life I decided to go ahead and share it.
Early last Thursday....
....we were under a severe thunderstorm warning. Since were were warned of high winds and possible haile I decided to use this spare umbrella to cover my hydrangea so it wouldn't get damaged.
I toddled out a while after the storm to remove the umbrella. Then I proceeded to walk up and around to the flagstone patio area to add some stakes to the Annabelle Hydrangeas. They tend to fall over easily and it had been on my mind to do for 2 weeks.
This should have been posted for me!
This is where I started walking towards the hydrangea.
I later figured out that this cement leaf shaped piece is what caused the trouble I am about to unfold. The bottom side is round and I unknowingly stepped on it so it was like trying to stand on a ball. Over I went like a building collapsing and I came down hard.
I crashed across all of this and left a path of destruction as shown below.
I fell into the cement cottage, broke the light and some small pieces.
My upper arm and head crashed into this area. Thankfully these pieces fell over easily.
I knocked the wood stump over and broke a bunch of the hydrangea plant off.
The little garden cart was smashed to smithereens.
Somehow I didn't damage a thing in this area.
We have a trail camera mounted on a tripod that we often run in the evenings to see what is visiting my gardens. It was still on and it captured part of my fall. This is the only picture I'm sharing! I got back up as fast as I could and when I stood up I looked down and saw that my leg was inured and I was bleeding. All I could think to do was to get inside.
If you are squeamish you might not like this next picture.
Both legs and knees got injured but this was the worst.
I took this picture in haste to send to my hubby because I was hoping he could come home. I have never been hurt where I bled so badly and frankly I think I was in shock.
I have giant bruises on my upper arm, and my ankle/foot area bruised up too.
Dan was on his way but by then I had made it to the bathroom to clean up my leg and get something on the wounds. I sobbed a bit and in my silliness worried more about the destruction of my fairy garden than anything.
Later on when I got my courage up I went back out. Dan had to take the light apart and was able to restore it.
He went above and I handed him the stakes and he helped me get the hydrangea standing up again. I lost about 1/2 of the stems but frankly I thought it was worse.
I haven't been doing much because I have new aches that appear each day. I decided to lay low and let my body recuperate. I took the wheels from the smashed garden cart and placed one along side of the cottage.
I set the other wheel inside this grape vine wreath and I think it looks nice there.
See how the corner of the brick is missing a little bit! I think that's what got my right knee so badly plus the metal arbor and flower pot.
The bunny which had been setting near the garden cart got a new safer home on the rocking chair.
I'm much better today and ever so grateful this didn't turn out worse.
Who knew gardening could be so dangerous!!